So, a friend of mine in NYC asked if I would knit him a scarf, provided that he send me the yarn, AND compensate me. I mean, who could say no?
I did it!--fought through the anxiety and fear to finish my first sweater. It's truly a great sense of accomplishment!
attached is yet another pattern - this one was a square psudeo-shetland shawl I knit for a couple's first anniversary a while back.